I’ve just cast off and blocked my Flax Light jumper. The weather has been bright and sunny this week so we ceased the opportunity to snap a few photos because decent light is hard to come by at this time of year. Although these photos make it look warm, it was a bitterly cold day. You wouldn’t have guessed my organs were slowly freezing from the inside.
I unwrapped several balls of West Yorkshire Spinner 4 ply yarn at Christmas, which happened to be the perfect weight for the Flax Light pullover I had my eye on! I made the Flax pullover (aran weight) a couple of years ago and it has been a faithful travel companion ever since. But the wool is starting to look tatty so I wanted to knit a replacement.
I love the simplicity of Flax and it’s the perfect project to work on while watching a crime series. Spiral series 6 this time… so good. In fact, most of my projects have been knitted watching crime!
This jumper wasn’t without its problems — my fault. Each arm is suppose to have a garter panel running down the side but it looked too messy in patterned yarn. Annoyingly, I changed my mind several rounds in, frogged my progress and started again. I also hadn’t accounted for the fact that the stripes would be thicker on the arms. I don’t know why this didn’t occur to me. Now the jumper is finished, it’s not a big deal and I’m just happy it fits so well.
Regular readers will know I usually avoid posting photos my face. But trying not to freeze to death was a good distraction from feeling awkward in front of the camera and I look fairly relaxed for a change. Ignore the eye bags and wild hair, it was one of those days.
The sight of Scott on the other side of the camera made me laugh…
I was going to hang my coat and scarf on a tree but he said I should use him as a coat stand so he could stay warm. What a champ!
- Pattern: Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits
- Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply (Owl)
- Time: 4 weeks